Custom Tea Flavors
This is becoming a most satisfying part of my job as the “tea lady”. When a customer asks about something they are looking for, in particular, I set about seeing if I have ready access to it through my distributors. If they don’t have it I start thinking about what I can create that will meet your taste. You get small samples to try before I finalize the blend, though sometimes I will go ahead and order or blend it up if I’ve fallen in love with it myself.
So far I’ve created the “WellBody Ginger Green” for a local acupuncturist who wanted a decaf ginger and green tea blend. Adding pineapple and mulberries to the mix takes the bite out of the ginger with a natural hint of sweetness. I was recently asked to make a caffeinated version which has become the “Travelers Ginger Green”.
Another favorite is the Organic Honey “Show-Me” Rose, made with rose petals from a local farmer. Sweet, delicate, and lovely.
Custom blends are made in small batches and will sometimes only be available seasonally, depending upon the ingredients. Right now I’ve got some strawberries and mint calling for blending to create a taste of summer for a mid-winter pick-me-up.
As of Feb 2010, finally got Pumpkin Ginger Spice tea made from the pumpkins that I got from “Our Garden” farm in New Florence, MO. Have had lots of compliments on it, and a few customers have made it their favorite. It will only be around for as long as I have pumpkin to make it; then you will have to wait till next Fall to get more.